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22 May, 2014

I can’t stop eating this chickpea salad

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Recipes and Food

This was today’s Daily Lunches dish and I wanted to share it here because it was The Perfect Lunch.

May 22 #dailylunches - Crunchy chickpea salad

The original recipe came from here, but I made a few small changes.

  • I cut the whole recipe in half. It still made plenty!
  • I added some finely diced red onion in place of the green onion (I just used a bit on the top.)
  • I mixed in a bit of chopped parsley and a squirt of fresh lemon to the mixture.
  • At the end I tossed a very small handful of pecan pieces on top instead of mixing in a measure of walnuts.
  • I served it over kale, because that’s what I had on hand. Regular green leaf lettuce would be even better.

It was utterly delicious, and quick to make. It’s a keeper for sure.

3 Responses to "I can’t stop eating this chickpea salad"

1 | Pam

May 23rd, 2014 at 2:23 pm


Looks fantastic! Going to have to give it a try. Thanks!

2 | Pamela

May 25th, 2014 at 9:36 am


Nice! You can do similar things with tofu to make “egg salad.”

3 | Stefania

May 26th, 2014 at 12:45 pm


The Simple Veganista always has wonderful recipes. I’m going to try this one for sure.

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